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Family Over Politics: A Reminder of What is Important

posted by Linda Mintle

I met Rick Santorum a year ago when he was considering a run for the Presidency. We were both waiting on a meeting in DC. After my introduction, he took a phone call for a radio interview. I listened and was impressed by how family-oriented the man seemed to be. This weekend, my admiration for his family values increased. I’m not endorsing or making political commentary here. Just observing a man who seems to understand the importance of family.

Most of you saw or read the news. Santorum left the campaign trail this past weekend to join his ill 3-year-old daughter at the hospital. Young Bella has a genetic disorder making her susceptible to infection and was being treated for pneumonia at Children’s hospital in Philadelphia.

The simple point here is that this man made a decision to be with his daughter over politics. His example is a powerful reminder of what is important. If she had not pulled through, he would have regrets had he made a different decision.  Whenever there is a serious family illness, choose to be there if you can. No one ever regrets being with a sick family member. People do regret not doing this. And when someone dies, that regret cannot be undone.

So let’s use this example as a reminder of what is important. Family comes first, especially in matter of sickness. No job is too important to ignore the people you love when they need you.

Is there someone you need to see?

Someone you need to resolve issues with in your family. Don’t wait. Do it now.

Thanks Rick for the reminder. Prayers for that cutie pie!



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